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I had never been in trouble with the law before. Mr. Kiebel walked me through the process, defended me diligently and got me the best deal for my circumstances. He was there through every step of the process, answering questions and letting me know what to expect. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking criminal defense.

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West Michigan OWI Defense

AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE YOU CAN TRUST

If you have been charged with a OWI, call Michigan OWI lawyer James J. Kiebel immediately to discuss your best legal strategy at 616-827-9918.  We offer a free consultation and affordable fees. Don’t settle because you think you cannot afford quality representation. We do our best to accommodate every client with reasonable rates and payment plans.

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Grand Rapids, MI OWI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a OWI, call Michigan OWI lawyer James J. Kiebel immediately to discuss your best legal strategy at 616-827-9918.  We offer a free consultation and affordable fees. Don’t settle because you think you cannot afford quality representation. We do our best to accommodate every client with reasonable rates and payment plans.

Aggressive OWI Attorney Serving Michigan

Mr. Kiebel sets himself apart from many lawyers by not accepting whatever plea deal the D.A. offers. As your attorney, Mr. Kiebel will pick apart every aspect of the prosecutions case. He will analyze all the “scientific” data, such as your breath or blood test results. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, Mr. Kiebel is prepared to challenge every aspect of the prosecution’s case against you.

Mr. Kiebel is also prepared to fight for you in court, which means he will cross-examine the police officer that stopped you and any scientists offered by the prosecution to defend the results of a blood test. In short, Mr. Kiebel will force the prosecution to prove every element beyond a reasonable doubt.

Hire An Experienced Lawyer

Serving Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ionia, Montcalm, Saginaw, Clare, Isabella and many more counties Mr. Kiebel has helped numerous people navigate the treacherous waters of a OWI charge. We believe that everyone is entitled to competent legal representation, and that everyone needs someone to stand up for his or her rights.

You may have made a mistake, but we are here to help. You face an uphill battle right now, but it is a battle that attorney James J. Kiebel has fought many times before in courts throughout Michigan. We have helped people get their charges reduced or dropped time and again, and we want to do the same for you.

Kiebel Law is highly experienced at defending those accused of drinking and driving.  Let us put our experience to work for you.

Michigan has a number of separate but related charges for drivers who are impaired due to something they have ingested. These charges are to ensure that dangerous drivers don't slip through the system unpunished:

  • Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI): Your inability to operate a motor vehicle was visible to the arresting officer, most likely due to the presence of alcohol or other drugs in your body.
  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI): Alcohol or drugs in your body substantially affected your ability so you could not operate a motor vehicle safely. OWI can also mean that―when tested in the field, at the police station, or at a hospital―your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was at or above the legal limit.
  • Operating With Any Presence of a Schedule 1 Drug or Cocaine (OWPD): Even if you don't appear intoxicated or impaired, if you have even a trace of these drugs in your blood (as determined by a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine), you can be charged.

It is important to note all of these violations include the right for the court to immobilize your vehicle. If vehicle immobilization is part of your sentence then you will be required to prove to the court that you have complied with this requirement. During this time you may not operate any vehicle.

When You Go to Court

Generally, expect to go to court and have a judgment within 77 days.

If you're convicted of OWI or OWPD you could face:

  • A $100 up to $500 fine AND
  • Maximum 93 days imprisonment.
  • Maximum 360 hours of community service.
  • Driver license suspension: Mandatory 6 months with a possibility for 30 days, followed by restrictions for 150 days.
  • Possible vehicle immobilization.
  • Possible ignition interlock.
  • 6 points added to driver record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.*
  • $1,000 for OWI
  • $500 for OWPD
  • $125 driver license reinstatement fee.

If you're convicted of OWVI, you could face:

  • Up to a $300 fine AND:
  • Maximum 93 days imprisonment.
  • Maximum 360 hours of community service.
  • Driver license could face suspension or restriction of 90 days (impaired by a controlled substance causes 180 days).
  • Possible vehicle immobilization.
  • 4 points on driver record.
  • $500 Driver Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.*
  • $125 driver license reinstatement fee.

What happens if you get a second conviction for OWI or OWPD? A judge could choose to give you:

  • A $200 up to $1,000 fine AND.
  • 5 days to 1-year imprisonment.
  • 30 to 90 days community service.
  • Loss of driver license for a minimum of 1 year.
  • License plate confiscated.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days unless the vehicle is forfeited.
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture.
  • 6 points on driver record.
  • $1,000 Driver Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.*
  • $125 driver license reinstatement fee.

A second OWVI conviction could mean:

  • A $200 up to $1,000 fine AND.
  • 5 days to 1 year imprisonment.
  • 30 up to 90 days community service.
  • Loss of driver license for a minimum of 1 year.
  • License plate confiscation.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days unless vehicle is forfeited.
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture.
  • 4 points on driver record.
  • $500 Driver Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.*
  • $125 driver license reinstatement fee.

Penalties continue to increase for subsequent offenses and will be much more severe if they occur within 7 years.

*The Driver Responsibility Fee law will change on October 1st 2015. Please see the states planned change in fees.

Protect Your Legal Rights
Call Grand Rapids, Michigan OWI lawyer James J. Kiebel today at 616-827-9918. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your criminal defense needs.

Start Your Free OWI Case Evaluation

We understand that being arrested is a frightening and helpless experience. This is why we pride ourselves on being accessible and available for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you have regarding your case. We are committed to individualized care, which is why we provide each client with our individual cell phone numbers in the event they have a question about their case. Our attorneys strive to to ensure that each client understands the confusing criminal justice system and also what strategies can be utilized to obtain the best possible result in their respective case(s). For a Free OWI Defense Consultation Call - (616) 827-9918

What our clients say about us

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Helpful and Responsive!

James Kiebel is a great attorney! He was very helpful and very responsive when I needed his help. He was understanding and sympathetic to my case. I would highly recommend him to represent you in his area of expertise. Thank you James for being there for me and guiding me through this! Appreciate your assistance and help! Call James Kiebel, you can’t go wrong!
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Best Attorney I have dealt with!!

I recommend James Kiebel. I hired James 1-3 years ago. James handled my DUI & DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. I was charged with my second OWI and I refused the PBT so my I got another ticket which I found out would suspend my license for a year and add six points to my driving record. Mr. Kiebel did what other attorneys said they could not. My OWI was reduced to an impaired and I won my implied consent hearing. So now I still have my restricted license and was able to keep my job. Thanks Again!!!!!!!!
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Highly Recommend

I had never been in trouble with the law before. Mr. Kiebel walked me through the process, defended me diligently and got me the best deal for my circumstances. He was there through every step of the process, answering questions and letting me know what to expect. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking criminal defense.
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I recently went through a heated divorce and Jim kept me calm and focused on my goals. There were times I felt like I was drowning and he kept my head above the water. At the end of the day I got what I needed and I did not have to break my bank. A pleasure doing business with you.
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Meet Your Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Attorney - James j. kiebel

Grand Rapids Attorney James J. Kiebel founded Kiebel law offices in 2012 after passing the Michigan Bar exam. Grand Rapids Attorney James Kiebel's journey into the practice of law is a unique one.

Attorney Kiebel has been recognized as one of Michigan's Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers and is rated as one of the top twenty criminal defense attorneys by expertise.com. Attorney

Kiebel was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan.  He graduated from Heritage High School in 1999. His entrepreneurial spirit shined at this time as began operating a car dealership immediately after graduation. However, In 2001 Attorney Kiebel decided that he wanted a new challenge and enrolled in Western Michigan University where he earned Bachelors of Business Administration.

Attorney Kiebel then accepted a job with Stryker Medical in Madison, Wisconsin. However, he always felt a calling to the legal system. Attorney Kiebel then returned to Michigan and attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School on an honors scholarship.

Attorney Kiebel now is the managing partner and sole owner of Kiebel Law Offices.  Attorney Kiebel has built the Kiebel Law Offices around customer satisfaction and the ability to provide top notch service for an affordable rate.

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Attorney James J. Kiebel can represent you in your criminal, family, estate, or personal injury case in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area. Call and speak with James today about your legal issues. We think you will be glad you did!

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